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Florida Supreme Court Rejects Public Performance Right in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings - What’s Next?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2017

In a decision this week, the Florida Supreme Court rejected claims by Flo & Eddie (of the 1960s band the Turtles) that there was a common law public


CLASSICS Act Introduced to Provide Pre-1972 Sound Recording Public Performance Clarity - What Issues Does It Leave Unresolved?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 25 2017

The CLASSICS (Compensating Legacy Artists for their Songs, Service and Important Contributions to Society) Act was introduced in Congress last week to


New Congressional Attempts to Impose a Performance Royalty for Sound Recordings on Broadcast Radio, Including the PROMOTE Act - What Do They Provide?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 6 2017

In the last month, there have been two bills introduced in the US House of Representatives seeking to impose a performance royalty for sound


New Wrinkle in Pre-1972 Sound Recording Cases - Georgia Supreme Court Holds that iHeart Streaming Does Not Violate State Criminal Statute
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 21 2017

The Georgia Supreme Court this week issued a decision holding that the streaming of pre-1972 sound recordings by iHeart Media does not violate the


More on Flo & Eddie: Federal Court Certifies to California State Court Question of Whether There is a Public Performance Right in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • March 16 2017

The music battle continues over the question of whether state laws provide a public performance right in pre-1972 sound recordings. While, as we


Flo and Eddie NY Suit on Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Ordered Dismissed By Court of Appeals - No Issues with Copies Made in the Transmission Process
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • February 17 2017

This week, the US Court of Appeals essentially ended Flo and Eddie's New York case against Sirius XM where it tried to establish a public performance


NAB Announces Agreements with Sony and Warner to Waive Performance Complement and Other Statutory Requirements for Broadcasters Who Stream Their Signals
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • October 27 2016

The NAB has announced agreements with Sony and Warner Music Groups to waive certain of the statutory requirements for broadcasters who stream their


What’s Up With Music Rights for Broadcasters and Webcasters? - A Presentation on Pending Issues
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • August 24 2016

While this summer has perhaps not brought the big headlines in trade press about copyright issues involving broadcasters - particularly in the area


Appeal of Public Performance Rights in Pre-1972 Sound Recordings Referred to NY State Court for Interpretation - What Issues Might Radio Broadcasters Be Facing?
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2016

Pre-1972 sound recordings are back in the news. Yesterday, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit decided to defer its consideration of an


Understanding the murky state of the performance right in pre-1972 sound recordings Florida court rejects the right yet Sirius XM settles with the record labels
  • Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2015

It’s another summer with music copyright issues hitting the press almost every day. Over the next week or two, we will try to catch up on some of the